In an effort to protect small businesses from becoming vulnerable to cyber criminals, IT service providers are encouraging a switch to a modern operating system, such as Windows 7 or 8.
Miami, United States – July 16, 2014
/PressCable/ — iFeeltech IT Services is urging small businesses to ditch Windows XP and migrate to a modern operating system.
In an effort to protect small businesses from becoming vulnerable to cyber criminals, IT service providers are encouraging a switch to a modern operating system, such as Windows 7 or 8. Microsoft has already warned that continued use of Windows XP could pose ever-growing security risks for small businesses.
As of April of this year support for Windows XP ended, which is just one reason why IT Service providers are encouraging small businesses to ditch Windows XP. There is great concern that those who continue to use Windows XP will find themselves faced with higher security risks, as there will no longer be new updates available to users. Ditching Windows XP and upgrading to a more modern version of Windows 7 or 8 is recommended for optimal security, as well as optimal performance for users.
Many small businesses are hesitant to update to the modern version of Windows 7 or 8. There are concerns with cost to upgrade, as well as the time it may take to adjust to a new operating system. However, iFeeltech advises these businesses to reconsider, as there are many reasons aside from lower security risk for the upgrade.
IT Service Providers urge an upgrade in order for small businesses because the new operating system will have better support. It is a fact that most IT vendors will end support for Windows XP just as Microsoft did. This will leave small business who did not ditch Windows XP on their own should their system become vulnerable to a cyber criminal.
There is also the fact that an upgrade can save small businesses money in the end. Modern operating systems are much more reliable and will save the business on IT expenses.
Small businesses could also benefit from better performance after an upgrade, as system boot times are shorter and overall preformane is greater creating more efficiency in the workforce. Productivity will also increase as new features offer more efficient search of documents, emails and any attached storage devices.
IT Service Providers could not make it more clear the importance of ditching Windows XP and upgrading to a modern OS. Refusing to do so could compromise a small businesses security, lower productivity, and in the end cost the business far more than the cost to upgrade. Visit their blog for additional security tips.
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